***The official Alden thread *** Share enthusiasm, reviews, sizing, advice, and photos.

Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by jet, Nov 3, 2008.

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  1. bespoken pa

    bespoken pa Senior member

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    You probably lost enough weight during that walk to size down.
     


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    wow, you have some forgiving feet. id say go for it then. if you fit a uk10.5 simpson then good chance the leydon 11.5 fits too. worst case, you are going back to New Orleans
     
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    I decided to go for it. Couldn't pass up a pair for $370, and worst case, I just return them.
     


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    coolarrow Senior member

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    A follow up to this: Can B nelson, or anyone for that matter, convert exposed metal eyelets to the regular "holed" ones? I have a pair of shoes with the exposed eyelets that could be made more formal if they were to get changed. Thanks.
     


  5. Rishi Kakar

    Rishi Kakar Senior member

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    Rtp, I love your black shell ptbs. Should it be black or color 8 for my ptb purchase? They are both sweet.
     


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    ReppTiePrepster Senior member

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    Thanks very much RK. I personally use the color 8 more often, but I suppose it may depend on your wardrobe. They are both worth acquiring. Perhaps though, you might consider having one in the stock Alden version, and the other color in the Alden for BB version.
     


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    Rishi Kakar Senior member

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    Thanks my friend, value your suggestion. Cheers!
     


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    Do what I did Rishi...get both :) its one way you can hide an Alden purchase...ha ha ha...because they look very close to the same to the clor in your closet. (Not so much out in real light.)

    If you must get one though...get the #8 - they're beautiful!
     


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    On this Labor Day (Labour for our Canadian buddies) it sure is nice to pause and be thankful for all the awesome workers who make these Alden shoes.

    I know I'm proud to slip my foot into something made in America every morning.
     


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    right
    i am also entertaining another chukka hole- see this:

    i wear a size 8.5 D Modified Last - have 4 pairs from moulded. wear a size 9 is most else (quoddy, etc)

    i wanted to get a pair of chukkas. sized and got the Alden Leydon Suede Chukka in a 9. felt ok at the store.

    wore it at home, at work, the heels are real painful- perhaps slipping?

    ideas?
     


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    OlafG Senior member

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    Ah, cool. I want to put brass eyelets on my Indys when they are due for resole and I'll probably get a commando sole for them when the standard sole wears out.
     


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    Interesting...I did go a bit smaller on my shell chukka. Size 8 Barrie and went 7.5 in shell chukka and they have broken in great and fit awesome. I am kind of a tweener fit wise though. Maybe you are getting some slippage. Did you try size 8.5?
     


  13. Rishi Kakar

    Rishi Kakar Senior member

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    Hahaha, tampatravel I will take your advice. Thanks!
     


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    yes i tried a 8.5 and alden NYC told me to go up. was tight in the toe.
    just went to the store. gave me some inserts. will try

    thanks !
     


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